Entry_ID: GGD244
Entry_Title: Hierarchic GIS: Process, Pattern and Scale for Analysis of Arctic Ecosystems (ITEX)
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Donald _(Skip) Walker
   Dataset_Title: Hierarchic GIS: Process, Pattern and Scale for Analysis of Arctic Ecosystems (ITEX)
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2003-06-17
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd244.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Donald (Skip)
   Middle_Name: A.
   Last_Name: Walker
   Email: ffdaw@uaf.edu
   Phone: 1 907 474-2460 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska at Fairbanks
      Address: Institute of Arctic Biology
      Address: Institute of Arctic Biology
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      City: Fairbanks
      Province_or_State: AK
      Postal_Code: 99775-6780
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Biosphere
   Term: Vegetation
   Variable_Level_1: Biomass
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Biosphere
   Term: Vegetation
   Variable_Level_1: Vegetation Cover
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Active Layer
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Active Layer
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Active Layer
Keyword: GIS
Keyword: Mapping
Keyword: Meteorology
Keyword: Soil Properties
Keyword: Vegetation
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 68.617
   Northernmost_Latitude: 71.333
   Westernmost_Longitude: -157.417
   Easternmost_Longitude: -148.567
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Detailed_Location: ALASKA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Detailed_Location: ALASKA
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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: FGDC > Frozen Ground Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: FGDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Reference

   Walker, D.A., N. Auerbach, M. Walker, J. Brown, K. Everett, Hinzman, L., F. 
   Nelson, N. Moskalenko. 1995. Monitoring change in arctic terrestrial  
   ecosystems at multiple scales.  Workhops to define research priorities for 
   Russian Arctic land-shelf systems, Columbus, Ohio, 10-12 January 1995.   Ohio 
   State University. Byrd Polar Research Center Miscellaneous Series  M- 335, p. 
   118-120.

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Group: Summary

   This study is developing a GIS at multiple scales for the  Kuparuk River Basin 
   and other sites in Alaska. The project includes  geobotanical sampling of 1 x 
   1 km grids at 100 m intervals for  vegetation, soils, and active layer depth. 
   Sites are: 

U1 Barrow Grid (71 deg 20 min N, 156 deg 30 min W)
U3 Atkasook Grid (70 deg. 27 min N, 157 deg 25 min W)
U5 West Dock Grid (70 deg 22 min N, 148 deg 34 min W)
U7 Betty Pingo Grid (70 deg 17 min N, 148 deg 52 min W)
U10 Happy Valley Grid (69 deg 9 min N, 148 deg 51 min W)
U11 Imnavait Creek Grid (68 deg 37 min N, 149 deg 18 min W)
U12 Toolik Lake Grid (68 deg 37 min N, 149 deg 36 min W)
R4 GIS also includes Parisento Grid (approx 70 deg N, 76
deg E).

These sites are part of the IPA Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program. End_Group Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF Metadata_Version: 9.7 DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-06-17 Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2005-01-07 DIF_Revision_History: